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‘Tiger Lily’ fails to capture realism

August 28, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

The new rendition of the popular children's story Peter Pan by Warner brothers is coming to theaters October 9, 2015. As the trailers came out for this movie though, a noticable change has been made. The character 'Tiger Lily', a native American has been cast with a white actress. Although, the producers...

Students should enjoy warm weather while it lasts

Kelly McCarthy
June 4, 2015
Filed under Speak Up

During the sometimes treacherous Chicago winters, complaints about the cold, snow, and ice are constantly heard. however, when spring rolls around and nice weather accompanies it, the appreciation isn't what it should be. If people are going to complain non-stop during the winter, then they should spend...

Steph Curry’s Daughter

Collin Mallers
June 4, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Steph Curry's daughter, Riley Curry, has stolen Steph's limelight in the past couple of ‍post game interviews‍ and it is.... strange to say the least. ‍She screeches into the microphone and distracts the interviewers and interviewees from the game.‍ She is nearly 3 years old! She IS very cute,...

iPads in the classroom

June 2, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Technology and its use will forever be changing. District 214 has been trying to innovate the way that kids in schools learn, by issuing ipads to students. Next year, at Hersey High School, every single student will have their own iPad. I am all for technology, but when it comes to school, I think t...

Respect the subs

Heidi Freitag
May 14, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Over the years, I have seen good and bad when it comes to substitute teachers. I understand that some substitutes might not be the 'ideal teacher,' but they are there to fill in for the original teacher. Some subs might be weirder than others or not even know what's going on in the classroom, but it...

I’m infiltrating the boys club

February 15, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Every seventh hour in room 118, the journalism room, I sit amongst banter about basketball, some current events, basketball, blockbusters, basketball, and more basketball. Sometimes, the topic is blockbusters about basketball! On some days I feel attentive enough to contribute to the banter, and when...

Keep bias out of music taste

Keep bias out of music taste

January 30, 2015
Filed under Dissin' & Dishin'

My sixth hour class. I think it was a Wednesday, but don't quote me on that. It was that little time period between the bell ringing for class to start and the teacher actually getting up in front of everyone and teaching. I was talking with the person behind me: let's call her Joanne Doe. It just so ...

School Schedule

Mark Milligan
January 19, 2015
Filed under Speak Up

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, all District 211 schools will have first semester finals before winter break. The school board voted to approve this change which would cause schools to begin earlier in August and to end before Memorial day. This is a change that should be adapted by District...

Students should take advantage of finals resources

Caitlin Strozewski
January 11, 2015
Filed under Opinions

With finals this week, students will prepare to be tested on everything they have learned this semester. Although most teachers hope that students have been preparing for a few weeks, most will begin the cramming over the next few days. Although studying from home can be effective, students should...

Open carry should be concealed

Mark Milligan
December 15, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Speak Up

Fox News reports that Texas is considering expanding gun rights in the state by enacting an “open carry” law. This would allow gun owners with valid permits to carry their guns openly.  Texas would join about 30 states that currently allow open carry. This just seems completely shocking primarily...

Modern day heroes provide smiles all around

Danielle Eriksson
December 15, 2014
Filed under Speak Up

The people who go out of their way in an acts of kindness and care are exactly what the world needs more of. These are the people who will do something such as stick up for a kid getting bullied, compliment some one they don't know, or just go out of their way to put a smile on some one's face. I like...

Honesty not always the best policy

Drew Snelson, Executive Board
December 13, 2014
Filed under Online only, Opinions

Everybody can recite the phrase, a simple one that mothers use time and again as words of wisdom: "a little white lie never hurt anybody." In television and film, this usually prefaces high jinks and hilarious misunderstandings, however, a white lie, or possibly even a larger lie (a blue lie?), can be...

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